For those wishing to tour the Thetford area and visit places associated with the Duleep Singh family there are a number of great ways to do so.
If you are seeking an adventure on your own, download our free Duleep Singh Trail which was launched by the Essex Cultural Diversity Project with the assistance of the Anglo Punjab Heritage Foundation in 2020. Follow the map which is full of interesting historical sites.
Please check times and opening hours before you travel!
The Velvet Jacket of Maharajah Duleep Singh with his diary
Maharaja Duleep Singh exhibition in 2011 at Thetford Museum
If you are looking for a day trip with a guide, we recommend you contact one of our partnership organisations ‘A Little History of the Sikhs’ who organise regular coach trips to the area and visit all the main heritage sites associated with Maharajah Duleep Singh, accompanied by their knowledgeable guide.
For those wishing to explore the area on their own or with small groups for short and long weekend visits, we advise you to check our Places to Visit page to get an idea of what is open to the public. For a more detailed list of places including local history and sightseeing it is highly recommended you go to the VisitThetford.co.uk website which will give you great trails and maps to follow and venture on your own.
It is advisable to pre-plan your visit, as timings may vary at various museums and heritage sites. VisitThetford.co.uk has their own tourist and information desk located in the centre of Thetford, at Leaping Hare Information Office, 20 King St, Thetford IP24 2AP, Tel: 01842 751975 .
Visitors to the Grave of Maharajah Duleep Singh
Punjabi singer Satinder Sartaaj on a VIP visit to Thetford Museum
If you are planning to stay over for a few days, there are a number of great hotels in the Elveden and Thetford area. There is the newly opened Travelodge in the centre of town which is a great budget hotel and conveniently located for walking around the area. It also has a free car park for visitors.
For those seeking something more upmarket and with some fine dining there is the historic Thomas Paine Hotel a few doors away from Thetford Museum, which also hosts many Punjabi themed nights and events.
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